Comedy TV Series/Feature Films Released 1980-1989

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1. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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62 Metascore

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Votes: 80,636 | Gross: $174.64M

2. 18 Again! (1988)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts... See full summary »

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: Charlie Schlatter, George Burns, Tony Roberts, Anita Morris

Votes: 3,629 | Gross: $2.57M

3. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 115,516 | Gross: $63.49M

4. Acropolis Now (1989–1992)

25 min | Comedy

7.2
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The lives of the owners and workers at a Greek cafe in Melbourne.

Stars: Nick Giannopoulos, George Kapiniaris, Mary Coustas, Tracey Callander

Votes: 264

5. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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48 Metascore

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr

Votes: 41,536 | Gross: $27.15M

6. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 177,175 | Gross: $83.40M

7. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi, Melba Moore

Votes: 29,733 | Gross: $27.10M

8. All of Me (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 14,290 | Gross: $36.40M

9. Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.4
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Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Henry Silva

Votes: 7,584 | Gross: $3.75M

10. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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38 Metascore

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 41,694 | Gross: $47.48M

11. Any Which Way You Can (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Comedy

6.0
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51 Metascore

A trucker turned prize fighter, his brother and their pet orangutan have a series of misadventures involving the mob, corrupt cops, motorcycle gangs and pretty dames.

Director: Buddy Van Horn | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith

Votes: 14,518 | Gross: $70.69M

12. Are You Being Served in Australia? (1980–1981)

25 min | Comedy

7.0
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When Mr. Humphries takes over as head of the mens-wear department at Bone Brothers in Australia, his character and experiences remain exactly the same as it was behind the counter in Grace ... See full summary »

Stars: John Inman, June Bronhill, Reg Gillam, Basil Clarke

Votes: 88

13. Armed and Dangerous (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia

Votes: 9,220 | Gross: $15.95M

14. Arthur (1981)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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69 Metascore

Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Gordon | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 22,840 | Gross: $95.46M

15. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

4.3
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Arthur loses all his money, and his wife wants a baby.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 5,342 | Gross: $14.68M

16. Back to School (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.6
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68 Metascore

To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

Votes: 23,422 | Gross: $91.26M

17. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Votes: 19,941 | Gross: $57.04M

18. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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53 Metascore

An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 103,780 | Gross: $11.10M

19. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.9
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44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 92,073 | Gross: $40.49M

20. Birds of a Feather (1989–2018)

75 min | Comedy

6.5
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Comedy series following the lives of sisters Tracey and Sharon who are left to fend for themselves after their husbands are arrested for armed robbery.

Stars: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Alun Lewis

Votes: 1,114

21. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

6.5
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A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 30,632 | Gross: $38.80M

22. Bull Durham (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Votes: 39,902 | Gross: $50.89M

23. Caddyshack (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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48 Metascore

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Votes: 89,373 | Gross: $39.85M

24. Caddyshack II (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

3.7
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When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Dina Merrill

Votes: 13,069 | Gross: $11.80M

25. Can't Stop the Music (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

4.5
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A pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People.

Director: Nancy Walker | Stars: Ray Simpson, David Hodo, Felipe Rose, Randy Jones

Votes: 3,178 | Gross: $2.00M

26. Cat's Eye (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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70 Metascore

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 18,928 | Gross: $13.09M

27. Chances Are (1989)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson

Votes: 9,213 | Gross: $16.28M

28. Class (1983)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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33 Metascore

A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 8,178

29. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 63,810 | Gross: $14.64M

30. Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | 117 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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65 Metascore

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 48,825 | Gross: $76.11M

31. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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47 Metascore

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Votes: 133,356 | Gross: $128.15M

32. Condorman (1981)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Cartoonist Woody becomes the superhero he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton

Votes: 3,856

33. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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59 Metascore

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 33,991 | Gross: $19.73M

34. Creepshow 2 (1987)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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39 Metascore

Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John, Tom Savini

Votes: 17,877 | Gross: $14.00M

35. Critical Condition (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy

5.2
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Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for an insanity plea, and is sent to a hospital for review, where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Maria Cardinale

Votes: 2,491 | Gross: $20.24M

36. Critters (1986)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes

Votes: 26,023 | Gross: $13.17M

37. Critters 2 (1988)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Terrence Mann, Don Keith Opper

Votes: 11,331 | Gross: $3.81M

38. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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41 Metascore

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Votes: 47,429 | Gross: $109.31M

39. Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983)

G | 78 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.0
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Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales find a treasure map that leads them to a wishing well, which for a penny will grant any wish (through old cartoon footage). Daffy sets up a resort around the ... See full summary »

Directors: Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Phil Monroe | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Les Tremayne

Votes: 1,341

40. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman

Votes: 2,499

41. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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71 Metascore

A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

Votes: 17,769 | Gross: $27.40M

42. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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68 Metascore

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers

Votes: 55,007 | Gross: $42.04M

43. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.1
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82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 13,733 | Gross: $62.13M

44. Dragnet (1987)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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62 Metascore

The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan

Votes: 27,811 | Gross: $57.39M

45. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 81,278 | Gross: $106.59M

46. Electric Dreams (1984)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Lenny von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort

Votes: 5,815 | Gross: $2.19M

47. Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Iron Eyes Cody

Votes: 9,653 | Gross: $23.51M

48. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark, Noelle Parker

Votes: 8,778 | Gross: $28.20M

49. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 47,824 | Gross: $49.40M

50. Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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Long-running Perfect Strangers (1986) spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 20,467

51. Fletch (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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68 Metascore

Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job, and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 40,707 | Gross: $50.61M

52. Fletch Lives (1989)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.1
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40 Metascore

After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 16,683 | Gross: $35.15M

53. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 301,145 | Gross: $238.63M

54. Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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56 Metascore

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 155,540 | Gross: $112.49M

55. Going Overboard (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy

1.9
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

Director: Valerie Breiman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Zane, Burt Young

Votes: 11,155

56. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 108,844 | Gross: $123.92M

57. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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70 Metascore

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 162,320 | Gross: $148.17M

58. Hale and Pace (1988–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Hale and Pace is a sketch-based British comedy show. The terms "Good Taste" and "Politically Correct" are obviously totally unknown to the writers.

Stars: Gareth Hale, Norman Pace, Melanie Kilburn, Regina Freedman

Votes: 389

59. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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16 Metascore

During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

Director: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

Votes: 15,883 | Gross: $60.86M

60. Harper Valley P.T.A. (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Sitcom based on the 1978 film of the same name.

Stars: Barbara Eden, Fannie Flagg, Jenn Thompson, Anne Francine

Votes: 122

61. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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42 Metascore

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.

Director: William Dear | Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy

Votes: 26,593 | Gross: $29.76M

62. Her Alibi (1989)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino

Votes: 5,968 | Gross: $18.70M

63. Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.8
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The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Stephen W. Burns, Cloris Leachman, John Vernon

Votes: 4,299 | Gross: $18.00M

64. Herbie, the Love Bug (1982)

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very "human" Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who could think for "himself" and frequently got Jim into some sticky comic ... See full summary »

Stars: Dean Jones, Patricia Harty, Richard Paul, Claudia Wells

Votes: 345

65. Homer and Eddie (1989)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.3
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A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jim Belushi, Jim Mapp, John Waters, Robert Glaudini

Votes: 1,475

66. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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63 Metascore

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland

Votes: 119,324 | Gross: $130.72M

67. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 18,995 | Gross: $19.44M

68. K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 27,668 | Gross: $43.25M

69. King Solomon's Mines (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 10,698 | Gross: $15.06M

70. Kingswood Country (1980–1984)

25 min | Comedy

7.5
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Ted Bullpitt's most precious possession is his Kingswood Holden car. He objects when his son, or his son-in-law, wants to drive the car and keeps the keys hidden. He is also unimpressed ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Higgins, Peter Fisher, Laurel McGowan, Lex Marinos

Votes: 136

71. Like Father Like Son (1987)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.1
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A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Dudley Moore, Kirk Cameron, Margaret Colin, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 4,882 | Gross: $34.38M

72. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.9
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81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 54,235 | Gross: $38.75M

73. Ruthless People (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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78 Metascore

A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater

Votes: 22,822 | Gross: $71.62M

74. Look Who's Talking (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

5.8
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51 Metascore

After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal

Votes: 68,654 | Gross: $140.09M

75. Major Dad (1989–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Major John MacGillis is a conservative, by-the-book, die-hard Marine. Polly Cooper is a pacifistic, liberal journalist. Nonetheless, when the two meet, there's instant and intense chemistry... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald McRaney, Shanna Reed, Nicole Dubuc, Chelsea Hertford

Votes: 1,327

76. Malcolm (1986)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood

Votes: 1,646 | Gross: $0.54M

77. Mannequin (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, James Spader

Votes: 24,973 | Gross: $42.72M

78. Married to the Mob (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.1
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71 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Paul Lazar, Captain Haggerty

Votes: 13,600 | Gross: $21.49M

79. Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

3.3
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The ghost of a dead porn star comes to Earth to help a nerd with his sex life.

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: Sally Kellerman, Patrick Dempsey, Al Waxman, Isabelle Mejias

Votes: 2,016 | Gross: $2.15M

80. Micki + Maude (1984)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Dudley Moore, Amy Irving, Ann Reinking, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 2,315 | Gross: $26.20M

81. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 59,516 | Gross: $38.41M

82. Moonstruck (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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83 Metascore

Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Votes: 39,497 | Gross: $80.64M

83. Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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67 Metascore

When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Robin Williams, Maria Conchita Alonso, Cleavant Derricks, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 9,482 | Gross: $25.10M

84. Mother and Son (1984–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Arthur Beare is a 40 something son still living at home taking care of his senile mother Maggie. However no matter what he does he cannot seem to get ahead and is always coming unstuck, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruth Cracknell, Garry McDonald, Henri Szeps, Judy Morris

Votes: 488

85. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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50 Metascore

After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Votes: 17,668 | Gross: $64.80M

86. My Science Project (1985)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A high school student and his friend find a strange, orb-like piece of equipment to use as a science project, but must stop it when it begins to threaten mankind.

Director: Jonathan R. Betuel | Stars: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 4,462 | Gross: $4.12M

87. My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 22,519 | Gross: $13.85M

88. Nadine (1987)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

5.5
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In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Rip Torn, Gwen Verdon

Votes: 3,308 | Gross: $5.67M

89. Night Shift (1982)

R | 106 min | Comedy

6.5
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A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht

Votes: 11,984 | Gross: $23.60M

90. Outrageous Fortune (1987)

R | 99 min | Comedy

6.1
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Two women unknowingly share the same man, but when he disappears, both go out looking for him and enter his surprisingly dangerous life.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky

Votes: 6,203 | Gross: $52.86M

91. Parenthood (1989)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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82 Metascore

The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards

Votes: 38,439 | Gross: $100.05M

92. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.6
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72 Metascore

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

Votes: 101,552 | Gross: $49.53M

93. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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64 Metascore

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 25,342 | Gross: $49.82M

94. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 61,775 | Gross: $40.47M

95. Private Benjamin (1981–1983)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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The misadventures of a spoiled young woman who joins the army and her friends.

Stars: Lorna Patterson, Hal Williams, Eileen Brennan, Lisa Raggio

Votes: 163

96. Private School (1983)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Michael Zorek

Votes: 4,679 | Gross: $14.05M

97. Project X (1987)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie, Okko

Votes: 8,986 | Gross: $18.53M

98. Puberty Blues (1981)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja, Jeffrey Rhoe, Tony Hughes

Votes: 932 | Gross: $0.24M

99. Rafferty's Rules (1987–1990)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Michael Rafferty, who is a Stipendiary Magistrate, drives to work in an old blue VW Kombi van. He owns a cat named Rhubarb.

Stars: John Wood, Tim Burns, Jon Fabian, Andrew McFarlane

Votes: 26

100. Rent-a-Cop (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.3
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When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, James Remar, Richard Masur

Votes: 1,359 | Gross: $0.30M